A Public Hearing on Low-Wage Work in Rochester

November 6th and 8th


Millions of workers throughout the U.S. work at jobs that do not pay enough to live on, provide no benefits and offer no security. Working at jobs in many sectors of the economy they perform a wide range of essential services.

Many of them do not even receive the wages they earn, as they are cheated by employers.

If you steal from your employer, you’re going to be hauled out of the workplace in handcuffs, but if your employer steals from you, you ‘II be lucky to get your money back

Join low-wage workers, union members and community activists in this timely and important discussion. ( Details at rochesterlabor.org)

  • Thursday, November 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 m.: (Session 1) Defining low wage work, looking at low-wage work in Rochester (including its impact on the local economy) and identifying forms of low-wage exploitation.
  • Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 m. to Noon: (Session 2) presenting compelling stories of local low-wage workers who will describe their jobs and working conditions, tell how they make ends meet, and suggest ideas for improving their situation.
  • Saturday, November 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.: (Session 3) presenting several strategies for lifting low-wage workers out of poverty including raising wages, stopping wage theft and other employer abuses, organizing workers, and training workers to advocate for themselves.

Free and Open to the Public

Sponsored by the Rochester Labor Council and the Pettengill Labor Education Fund Cosponsors: Metro-Justice; Worker Center; POWER

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